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by phero66
Tue Mar 13, 2012 9:26 pm
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Novoflex Bellows Distance with Adapters
Replies: 7
Views: 2037

Yes, I would have taken an RZ extension tube and removed the female mount from it and found a way to mount it to the outside rim of one of the less expensive Novoflex lens adapters. Alternately you could use the Mamiya 645 lens adapter then fix a 645 bodycap to a RZ/RB lens cap to make a mount that ...
by phero66
Fri Mar 09, 2012 11:26 pm
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Novoflex Bellows Distance with Adapters
Replies: 7
Views: 2037

Thank you for the info. My main interest was to build a solid platform which I could use my RZ/RB lenses on with dSLR. Additionally I would likely get a m39 adapter and use Rodagons or something else. I have not done macro beyond 1:2 in quite awhile, but I want to get back into it. The issue is howe...
by phero66
Fri Mar 02, 2012 12:49 pm
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Novoflex Bellows Distance with Adapters
Replies: 7
Views: 2037

Novoflex Bellows Distance with Adapters

Hello, I'm configuring a Novoflex Balpro 1 setup but am trying to calculate the minimum distance from camera body adapter through the bellows. From Novoflex datasheets I can only get the minimum bellows draw, which is 40mm. So on my EOS camera the setup would look something like this: CANA-AF adapte...
by phero66
Thu Feb 15, 2007 2:56 am
Forum: Macro and Close-up Archives
Topic: New Lens tryout.
Replies: 11
Views: 1583

Looks like the lens has potential, but the stack has the same problems I have been running into. Have you tried painting back in detail in the retouching tab (takes a good 1-2 hours with that many frames). I think you will find the image even sharper.

-John
by phero66
Tue Feb 13, 2007 6:21 am
Forum: Macro and Micro Technique and Technical Discussions
Topic: Stacking Mush
Replies: 15
Views: 7223

Well my motherboard crashed this weekend so I could not run any more tests. But I did get some good news from Helicon Focus. It turns out they are planning on implementing some sort of individual frame output feature so that one could work on the stacked image within photoshop and then add in each c...
by phero66
Thu Feb 08, 2007 2:59 am
Forum: Macro and Micro Technique and Technical Discussions
Topic: Stacking Mush
Replies: 15
Views: 7223

Rik, You got me eager to return and run another test through with usm instead of lvls. I didn't try the later because once I ran the stack I started mucking with it, and well, you know, you can't go back and edit later...argh! So I just finished what I started and then ran out of time to test again....
by phero66
Mon Feb 05, 2007 6:13 am
Forum: Macro and Close-up Archives
Topic: Dancing Jewel II
Replies: 10
Views: 1163

I'm amazed, very beautiful.
by phero66
Mon Feb 05, 2007 5:59 am
Forum: Macro and Micro Technique and Technical Discussions
Topic: Stacking Mush
Replies: 15
Views: 7223

Charles and Rik, Ok I tried implementing your suggestions on a new series since there was a number of problems I found with the first shot (ie: no lens shade, and areas of missing focus because too shallow DOF). Except for the better DOF, I can't say its processing any better then before. Its very s...
by phero66
Sun Feb 04, 2007 4:57 pm
Forum: Macro and Close-up Archives
Topic: It...died.
Replies: 5
Views: 1674

Rik, well the original problem hasn't really been fixed, I just resolved myself to painting back in the lost details, which seem to always happen in the shadow areas of the image. Moving to 5.6 helped to keep difference in sizes in check. I'll post some more stuff in the tech post soon.
by phero66
Sun Feb 04, 2007 5:56 am
Forum: Macro and Close-up Archives
Topic: It...died.
Replies: 5
Views: 1674

It...died.

I had so many problems figuring out how to stack that by the time I got it to work the subject had long since departed.

Image
by phero66
Thu Feb 01, 2007 3:29 am
Forum: Macro and Micro Technique and Technical Discussions
Topic: Stacking Mush
Replies: 15
Views: 7223

Ok great, *phew* (wipes the sweat off his brow)... Here I was thinking you guys must be doing HOURS of editing to get back the lost details in your amazing stacks. :) I will run USM and increase the contrast on the orginals before running them through HF again. If that doesn't work I'll send it to H...
by phero66
Wed Jan 31, 2007 10:03 pm
Forum: Photography Through the Microscope
Topic: Synura and nauplius
Replies: 5
Views: 1626

Wow, very beautiful.
by phero66
Wed Jan 31, 2007 5:32 pm
Forum: Macro and Micro Technique and Technical Discussions
Topic: Stacking Mush
Replies: 15
Views: 7223

Ok so heres the image from test 3, is this what most images look like before having to go in and retouch, or are there other settings I should be trying first thanks!: *i'm thinking the center softness is because the stack wasn't deep enough, though its not putting eveything in* Not sure what you me...
by phero66
Tue Jan 30, 2007 11:20 pm
Forum: Macro and Micro Technique and Technical Discussions
Topic: Stacking Mush
Replies: 15
Views: 7223

Ok sorry again ran out of time to post pics before heading to work tonight. But I think I know what the problem is now: focus increments + aperture. *The Helicon Focus samples worked fine so I know its me* Test 3: F8 @ .05mm = better results at default settings, though increasing the radius up to 15...
by phero66
Tue Jan 30, 2007 3:12 am
Forum: Macro and Micro Technique and Technical Discussions
Topic: Stacking Mush
Replies: 15
Views: 7223

Stacking Mush

So I have tried doing a few stacks in Helicon Focus Demo with pretty dismal results. Basically, the image ends up looking like one big blurry pile of semi recognizable shapes, with a sprinkle of very small specks of detail here and there. The individual frames actually looks MUCH better then the fin...